The word ‘permaculture’ may be one of the most misunderstood terms out there. Even experienced organic gardeners pause in their attempt to define permaculture. In our newest course, Food Forest Design and Care for Cities and Suburbs, Toby Hemenway (author of the best-selling book Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture) helps us all understand […]
In our newest course with Toby Hemenway, best-selling author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, Toby explains that it is really difficult to accurately capture a food forest with a photograph. It is hard for a camera to capture both the intimate detail and the vast, complex relationships. The same goes for your […]
If you’re looking for a more long form permaculture movie, check out Back to Eden. This documentary explores the life and organic growing methods of Paul Gautschi. “The Back to Eden Film shares the story of one man’s lifelong journey … The organic gardening system that has resulted from Paul Gautschi’s incredible experiences has garnered […]
Meet permaculture designer, builder, and educator Ben Falk of Whole Systems Design. Ben Falk is also the author of the permaculture book The Resilient Farm and Homestead. In Ben’s words: “The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a handbook for developing regenerative human habitat systems adaptive to drought, flooding, heat, power outage, price spikes, pest pressure, […]
Phil Nauta gives some great tips on organic composting methods for your backyard.
This video explores some basic permaculture principles at work in South America. You’ll also see how certain types of farming and grazing have led to some of the problems permaculture works to correct.
This video is an introduction to permaculture design principles featuring a stunning, abundant food forest designed by Erik Ohlsen of Permaculture Artisans permacultureartisans.com. Erik teaches with Earth Activist Training earthactivisttraining.org. The video is by Starhawk.
In this audio presentation Michael Pilarski talks about the economics of starting and running a Permaculture farm, from labor, inputs, crop selection, weeds, and seed bank management.
“The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone. Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words […]
In the permaculture video above Michael Pilarski talks about what permaculture is and why permaculture is important. What is Permaculture? Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design that develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. The core tenets of permaculture are: Care of the earth: Provision […]